Highway 17 reopened in Georgetown after sinkhole problems

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - The City of Georgetown says Highway 17 has now re-opened on Fraser Street after the Parrish Place building collapsed late Friday night from a sinkhole.

According to city officials, they will continue to work with SCDOT, SCE&G and the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division to evaluate building where the UPS Store collapsed.

SCDOT has assured the safety of re-opening a portion of US Highway 17 from Front Street to Highmarket Street. The City apologizes for the inconvenience of the detours, but says it was necessary to ensure the safety of residents and motorists.

Access to Front Street continues to be open at the Fraser Street intersection. The public will be able to access City Hall Monday morning, although electronic access remains available 24 hours a day at www.cogsc.com.

Officials with the Building and Fire Departments will continue to coordinate with engineers to assess potential problems with nearby buildings. Police officials will continue to monitor traffic around the area and security of the building.

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